[Tweeters] LEO Eide

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 23:27:29 PST 2015


I second the thanks, as I'm sure do many others. Here in Yakima there are
many places birded by a few that are off limits, such as Yakama Nation
areas in the Toppenish vicinity: Tule Road, Zimmerman's, and "Feel Free to
Hunt" spots. I hope that some day birders might, with good behavior, be
able to get birding permits to access such areas. As spelled out in the ABA
Code of Birding Ethics, https://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html , please
check carefully before entering any area where there could be doubts about
whether birding or even entry is specifically allowed. It could help decide
all birders' access in the future.

I also hope that someday eBird will implement a graphical notation that
could be added to hotspots & personal locations signifying restricted
access.

Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 11:01 PM, ELIZABETH THOMPSON <calliopehb at comcast.net>
wrote:


> Thank you Sammy, I went out to see the LEO several weeks ago and was

> disturbed by the people who didn’t respect t he protocol we should all

> practice. I have not been back because of the ignorance of the novice and

> experienced folks out there.

> Happily birding elsewere,

> Beth Thompson

> Arlington, WA

>

>

>

> On Feb 6, 2015, at 8:47 PM, Sammy Catiis <hikersammy at msn.com> wrote:

>

> Just an FYI. So many photographers are encroaching on the LEO, that

> the WDFW is considering closing it. You must at all times stay a minimum

> of 30 feet from the Owl. There is to be no chasing, taunting,

> breaking down enviro for better photo opts, flash photography or baiting.

> I have seen all of this listed but the baiting. It has NOT helped that

> KING 5 did a report saying how they were 6 feet from the Owl and giving

> directions for everyone to come see this. PLEASE, do not hesitate if you

> see ANYONE breaking these rules to call them on it, or feel free to call

> 911 as a non-emergency. Fish and Wildlife and those designated to police

> the area, are standing by to assist. This needs to stop before it's closed

> all together. It will not matter to those policing the site or WDFW

> what your intent or background is. This behavior will not be

> tolerated. The Chinook Bend area is another area they are monitoring.

> Lets keep the owls relaxed and asleep during the day, so maybe they will

> continue to call this area their home, or at least come back to visit. I

> for one, have been going to Eide for many years and would be sad to see it

> closed due to a few people.

>

> Thank you,

> Sammy

> Arlington

>

> Feel free to write me with any questions regarding this. Signs will be

> posted at parkinglot or trail entrance soon.

>

>

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